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How to spend less on Christmas food and drink

How to spend less on Christmas food and drink

As we get closer to Christmas, it's time to start picking up some of your fave festive food and drink. But if you don't pay attention it's easy for all these treats to burn a hole in your wallet. When people choose their favourite meal, they often say Sunday roast....

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What you should be asking for this Christmas

What you should be asking for this Christmas

If you’ve got family and friends asking what you want this Christmas and you’re struggling for ideas I’m here to help. This isn’t one of those gift list guides that crop up everywhere from glossies to blogs. They’re often just lists of overpriced items the writer has...

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The corner shop stamp rip-off

The corner shop stamp rip-off

Watch out when you're buying your stamps - some retailers will be adding a hefty markup. With most things I buy, I expect prices to vary from shop to shop. Bigger retailers will often try to undercut each other to attract your business. Smaller shops might have to...

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Tricks to get you free delivery

Tricks to get you free delivery

I hate paying for delivery, so I've found five ways you can get your goods sent to your home for nothing. When I order online my expectation is delivery should be free. It's nonsense when you think about it. There are costs for staff to pack and deliver that need to...

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What an overdraft really costs you

What an overdraft really costs you

Overdrafts can be expensive ways to borrow money - and they're set to get bigger. Here's how to clear one. Half of all bank customers use an overdraft when they're short of cash. Yet many don't realise that when they use one it's a form of borrowing. Yep, it's...

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#FoodBankAdvent 2019 – Time to donate your collections

Food poverty is a real issue, especially at Christmas. Throughout November I've once again been taking part in the UK Money Bloggers #FoodBankAdvent campaign. The idea is to collect throughout the month ready to donate to a foodbank at the start of December. So if...

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How to make the most from Amex Shop Small 2019

How to make the most from Amex Shop Small 2019

One of my favourite deals is back for 2019! Get £5 back when you spend £10 at small shops during the American Express Shop Small event. Every year, American Express runs a Shop Small offer giving £5 cashback for every £10 spent at small businesses. You can get money...

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Amazon Lightning Deals hacks and tips

How to be first to get Amazon Lightning Deals. If you want to make sure you get a lightning deal on Amazon before it goes you need to be quick. But there are a few tricks I use to give me a head start which I've shared in this video. Plus how to check the price that...

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Scam emails: How to spot them

Don't fall for emails that aren't legit. My mum got an email this week claiming to be from TV Licensing. She spotted it was a fake pretty easily, but it reminded me of a similar email I got a while ago which was the most convincing scam email I'd ever seen. It was...

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